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Wilson Family Chiropractic Asks Back Pain Patients About Pain Relief Expectations

What do Millville back pain sufferers desire when they seek Millville back pain care? Back pain relief. How much Millville back pain relief do they expect? 100%? 50%? That percentage varies with the back pain patient’s experience and past care. First time back pain sufferers many times expect 100%. A veteran back pain sufferer who has gone through a few back surgeries, some spinal injections, many doctors and therapists may well be delighted with 50% or even 30%. Wilson Family Chiropractic welcomes all these Millville back pain patients and shares what the spinal research literature documents as realistic outcomes of Millville back pain treatment and specifically Millville chiropractic outcomes of care using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.


How much improvement do you want from your back pain treatment? 30% is held to be “clinically relevant.” (1) Is that enough for you? Medical literature describes the “minimal clinically important difference” of treatment to be the smallest change in status a patient sees as meaningful to him or her. That difference is described as 30% improvement in self-reported pain or function as a result of a study of 743 patients. (2)  In another study of 609 back-related leg pain and sciatica patients, good outcome is described as 30% reduction in disability. 55% reported such improvement at 12 months of care. (3) The expectation of 5443 patients who underwent spine surgery for low back degenerative disc disease for pain and disability reduction was experienced by 64% at 12 months post-surgery. However, satisfaction goes down as disability increases. (4) Realistic expectations of back pain treatment are shared with Millville chiropractic patients at Wilson Family Chiropractic when the treatment plan is arranged.


In adhering to the protocols of the chiropractic technique, Cox® Technic, Wilson Family Chiropractic and fellow chiropractors who offer it aim for 50% relief of pain in 30 days…and we chiropractors do not see this as too lofty a goal! Cox® Technic physicians like yours at Wilson Family Chiropractic witness higher percentages of improvement for many Millville back pain patients. With 50% relief, which for many patients comes in just a couple visits to a week or two, Millville chiropractic treatment carries on without a surgical consult or advanced imaging (unless progressive neurological deficits occur or cauda equina exists). 50% relief is frequently a long-awaited relief for Millville back pain patients seeking a return to a quality of life that is acceptable. This might include taking the dog for a walk or walking to the mailbox. Wilson Family Chiropractic strives to help patients attain realistic and maintainable outcomes of care.

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